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Sri Lanka Telecommunications Profile 2017

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 2,601,196
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 24.385 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 111 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: telephone services have improved significantly and are available in most parts of the country
domestic: national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems and mobile cellular subscribership is increasing
international: country code - 94; the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2015)
Broadcast mediagovernment operates 5 TV channels and 19 radio channels; multi-channel satellite and cable TV subscription services available; 25 private TV stations and about 43 radio stations; 6 non-profit TV stations and 4 radio stations (2017)
Internet country code.lk
Internet userstotal: 6.614 million
percent of population: 30% (July 2015 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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